When it comes to food, I have a couple weaknesses - baked goods, chocolate, coffee, and wine. I've always enjoyed the art of baking, but somewhere along the way I began to appreciate the baked goods being prepared (hence...
Holidays can be stressful for anyone. But being in a military family often makes creating meaningful memories a little more challenging. Going "home" isn't always an option. Your family rarely lives nearby. A holiday doesn't always mean a day off...
Where I’m from, winter is for oranges and grapefruits. But summertime boasts a myriad of fruits and vegetables. That’s why when I saw strawberries in December in Japan, I grabbed them, excited for one of my favorite fruits off-season....
  Dear food allergy parent, I see you at new parent orientation. I see you sink down a little in your seat as the teacher tells the parents that this preschool is peanut and tree nut free. I see your face turning...
Chips with French onion dip. Homemade Alfredo sauce. Mashed potatoes. Chocolate cake with tons of buttercream icing. Am I making you hungry yet? Today is National Comfort Food Day and on this day, I cannot help but think of a few...
Raise your hand if you felt personally victimized by 2020?  Insert all readers with hands raised.  Now that we all have our hands raised, each of us can admit we suffer from pandemic burnout. Whether you virtually school, work from home,...
Since I can remember, fall has always been my favorite season. The apple picking, the leaves changing, and of course ALL things pumpkin make it an easy season to love. Living in Japan (in a very warm climate) can...
How many meals do you fall asleep dreaming about? As kids, my brother and I grew up eating my mom’s secret recipe breakfast casserole on holidays and special occasions; it was one of the few things that got a couple...
"Yes, that’s it! Said the Hatter with a sigh, it’s always tea time.” – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland Britain and Tea Drinking  Some countries are known for certain things. Australia for beer & kangaroos; New Zealand for the Hakka; India...
We all know Halloween is a big deal, especially for those with small children. However, parents face the same conundrum every year: what to do with all that extra Halloween candy. You don't want to give it all to...
Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. Are you on the hunt for some...
MOMS - It's time for us to step up to the plate and get to grilling!  All too often, the grilling is left to the guys. Well, it's time for that to end. I'm here to tell you that grilling is...

Military Lifestyle

My Military Spouse Friendships Fill a Void like No Other

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Chances are if you are reading this, you have at least one friend who is a military spouse, or on the flip side of...
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The Dreaded Travel Dilemma